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Ministers dilute Ramadoss' tough line on tobacco products (Lead)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major blow to Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss' anti-tobacco campaign, a group of ministers (GoM) Tuesday said that cigarette and beedi packs would carry pictorial warnings but not grisly depictions of cancer lacerations or of a child dying due to the effects of smoking.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:24:34 PM

Existing airports in Bangalore, Hyderabad to be closed
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has said Tuesday that the existing airports in Bangalore and Hyderabad will be closed once the new airports in these two cities become operational.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:05:17 PM

First foreign airline begins service from Kozhikode
Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 26 (IANS) Air Arabia became the first international airline to operate service from Kozhikode airport when its flight to Sharjah took off at 6.50 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:54:37 PM

Railway budget disappoints Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the railway budget for 2008-09 presented Tuesday was disappointing for Orissa.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:41:54 PM

Arunachal Pradesh gets Rs.20.65 bn as plan outlay
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday approved Rs.20.65 billion ($517.4 million) as plan outlay for Arunachal Pradesh for 2008-09.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:17:20 PM

No LPG shortage in India: minister
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There is no shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the country, though state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) have reported a supply backlog, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dinsha Patel said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:16:48 PM

Train will not chug into Kashmir in 2009, says Abdulah
Jammu, Feb 26 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah contested Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's claim that the train to Kashmir will roll this year.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:15:45 PM

Lalu proposes 10 more Garib Rath trains
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Encouraged by the response to the eight Garib Rath Express trains that have air-conditioned coaches but lower charges, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Tuesday announced introduction of 10 more such trains.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:09:50 PM

Railways may run AC suburban services in Mumbai
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) In the bouquet of budget announcements Railway Minister Lalu Prasad made for Maharashtra, the decision to conduct a pre-feasibility study to introduce an elevated air-conditioned suburban train service in Mumbai has attracted attention of the city's seven million commuters.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:47:42 PM

Airlines not worried by railway fare cut
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Leading budget airlines are not worried by selective fare cuts Railway Minister Lalu Prasad announced in the railway budget for 2008-09 Tuesday, and maintain that people would prefer air travel to save time.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:40:00 PM

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